Pregnant New Zealander stranded in NSW capable of return house

Police officers walk past The Sydney Opera House during the first day of lockdown in Sydney, Australia.

2021-07-14 00:21:27

A pregnant New Zealander who has been stranded in Sydney will return house after being granted an exemption for a mercy flight.

Police officers walk past The Sydney Opera House during the first day of lockdown in Sydney, Australia.

Lockdown in Sydney.
Picture: 2021 Anadolu Company

Carol Taupau, who has been caught in Sydney since flying there for her aunt’s funeral in June, is 26 weeks pregnant, has two younger youngsters at house and might’t work remotely.

After initially being instructed she would not qualify for a precedence seat, Taupau obtained the constructive information yesterday afternoon.

“I’m very relieved,” she mentioned.

Taupau was initially instructed by the federal government’s name centre that she wouldn’t qualify for an pressing or distinctive want exemption, however to fill out a type anyway.

“I simply noticed the highest half of the message and it mentioned my utility was authorised, I used to be actually actually overwhelmed. I simply could not consider that I acquired authorised,” she mentioned.

Mercy flights from New South Wales started on Tuesday, with travellers heading into managed isolation upon arrival.

Taupau mentioned her household ready for her again in Auckland are additionally ecstatic that she’s coming house.

“I am trying ahead to popping out of isolation simply earlier than my son’s fifth birthday celebration… I’m very pleased,” she mentioned.

She is going to fly to New Zealand later at this time.

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Supply by [earlynews24.com]